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Home Buying in 01830 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jul 5, 2013
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Jay,
have you asked your agent about this? or your mortgage broker? The inspector you hire will point out things to you that may need to be fixed but the lender will have the requirements as to what they expect done in order to provide you with a loan. ... more
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Sun Mar 14, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi there- In today's bad/low condo market, you could get a 2 BR unit for not much more than a 1 BR unit. So as you said, the 2 BR unit will sell much easier later (and at a higher price).
Definitely check out the condo bylaws; you'll need to be able to rent it out if needed. Paying for 2 mortgages can lead to ruin very quickly.
Also, make sure that anything you do within the unit is allowable under the condo bylaws as well. Anything that touches or changes the exterior of the Unit you cannot alter.
If you'd like any other help, please let me know. Thanks,

Ken L.

PS- Also make sure you aren't too loud doing renovations while people live above/ below you and all next to you as well. Not quite as easy as a SF property...
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Sat Mar 13, 2010
Leanne Finlay answered:
Maybe an 'irregular foundation size' is something typically disclosed in your market area, but in 26 years, I've never heard of it (WA State).

If it's typical, you'll find easy and logical explanations for it. If it isn't typical, ask if the seller has any engineering reports on the issue that you can study, and certainly, if you buy the place, make your offer subject to you having a civil engineer check this foundation. ... more
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Wed Mar 12, 2008
Renee Longarini answered:
Hi Mary. I am a licensed Real Estate Broker servicing the Haverhill area. I notice this question was posted over a month ago. If you have not made a purchase and are not working with an agent, please feel free to give me a call. I would be more than happy to help you with your homebuying needs.
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